We are pleased to confirm multi-instrumentalist Blaine L. Reininger will be an active part of futureplaces in October. Blaine will be delivering a talk, join workshops, and conduct concerts. Stay tuned for more info.
Blaine L. Reininger was born July 10, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado, and founded Tuxedomoon with Steven Brown in San Francisco in 1977, in association with experimental multimedia theater group The Angels of Light. Blaine was the first member of Tuxedomoon to record a solo album, with Broken Fingers appearing in 1982. After leaving the band early in 1983, Blaine collaborated with Sleepers guitarist and occasional TM member Michael Belfer on Night Air. Produced by Blaine with Gareth Jones, this masterful part-vocal, part-instrumental album proved a significant critical and commercial success on release on 1984.
After fruitful collaborations with Mikel Rouse and Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column (featured on the accomplished Instrumentals CD), Blaine released the powerful in-concert set Live in Brussels in 1986, followed by a string of further studio albums, including Byzantium, Book of Hours, Songs From the Rain Palace and The More I Learn the Less I Know. His film and theatre soundtracks include Radio Moscow, Manic Man and most recently Elektra.
Blaine also continues his long-standing duo work with Steven Brown, which has included several film, theatre and ballet soundtracks, as well as superlative piano/violin recitals of the kind preserved on the Live in Lisbon CD.
Currently Blaine L. Reininger resides in Athens, and pursues parallel careers as a solo artist, actor and Tuxedomoon member.